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Blackwater Brand Is Live


Blackwater Brand is now live. The commerce site is full of Blackwater-branded apparel and accessories, with a line of headwear to soon follow.  The stuff looks great and features the original, iconic logo.



22 Responses to “Blackwater Brand Is Live”

  1. jjj0309 says:

    Seems like they’re more of small merchandise sales in Blackwater logos rather than real tactical brand gears.
    I dunno. I expected something more than mugs and t-shirts. Especially by their controversial name.

  2. Disco says:

    I support what Blackwater did and feel they got a bum rap over the years but now…what’s the point of this other than wearing their stuff to hurt some hippies feelings?

  3. jbgleason says:

    I have to believe that someone came out of the name change / break up holding the trademark and just figured this was a good way to throw up an Internet store and cash in a few dollars. Nothing wrong with that. The American Way if you ask me.

  4. entrygear says:

    Cool bear. SSD, do you know if they have any intentions of producing nylon gear?

  5. NNC says:

    Back in around ’06-07 there was a partnership between Crye, Blackwater and Uncle Mikes. Crye designed, Blackwater tested and produced by Uncle Mikes under the Blackwater name… or so I read on the inter-web. I’m sure SSD reported on it back in the day. I get a really cheap Blackwater plate carrier in ’07 when it seemed stored were dumping the brand.


    • SSD says:

      It was before I retired and started writing. I’m not sure who owns what as far as the IP.

    • Jon, OPT says:

      This is true, I sold their gear, it was medium grade quality, with some innovative designs. I’m pretty sure it started in 05, the line was dumped around 08.

      Jon, OPT

      • Joe says:

        Agreed. The BW equivalent of a Crye blast belt is basically the same design (slightly less refined) and just not as well made.

      • Backin NOLA says:

        I STILL have two flight bags filled with the BW stamped Uncle Mikes cold weather gear we were issued for years. One day I will get around to doing something with it.

  6. Craig P says:

    2015 and no shipping to Australia? Oh well…

  7. BillyY says:

    Still have a “Original” hat and sticker from taking a class there some time ago….Shirts wore out years ago….

  8. Jon, OPT says:

    Here’s some Cliff Claven gear trivia for the geeks in the room…

    Q: Blackwater Gear, made ICW Uncle Mike’s was sewn where?

    A: Philippines, in the same factory Camelbak gets its products sewn.

    Now you too possess useless knowledge, go forth and impress no one…

    Jon, OPT